Quake Champions To Get Bots and Enhanced Gore System
id Software announced during the weekend that Quake Champions will soon see the addition of bots to the game. These can be set on a sliding scale difficulty.
Bots will be released in two phases. Initially, they won't be able to use Champion abilities and will thus be restricted to certain modes (TDM, DM and Instagib), though this limitation will be overcome by the time phase two bots are launched.
id Software also demonstrated a new gore system (coming soon) which will individually model each tiny section of the characters. You can check out a brief video footage here.
A few days ago, the developers had launched a new update with the following additions:
- New Champion – Strogg: Half military-grade metal, half-decaying flesh, and 100% ready to rage, the primary enemy from both Quake II and Quake 4 is back as Strogg fights to be freed from the Dreamlands and reestablish contact with his ruthless warlord Makron. Players will also be able to take control of Strogg’s sidekick Peeker, an airborne AI drone that shoots explosives. Enemy kills are turned into a nutritional paste called Stroylent that provides 25HP, but players need to act fast – other Strogg players can steal lingering Stroylent
- New Map – Awoken: Players will find themselves navigating a misty labyrinth of tropical ruins in this month’s newest map, Awoken. The vine-entrenched arena will be playable in Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch, Duel, 2v2, and Instagib.
- New Weapon – Plasma Gun: Brace yourselves Quake veterans, the Plasma Gun from Quake III Arena is back as an alternative version of the Super Nailgun, replacing both the model and projectiles with the classic look. This high-powered cannon melts unwitting foes with bursts of pure energy and is sure to shake things up on the playing field
- New Features: The April Update also brings other improvements, including Daily Rewards given when players first login for the day and a new player UI guide that helps new players get up and fragging faster. Additional features will continue to be added as the game progresses towards full launch.
Quake Champions is due to launch out of Steam Early Access later this year. In the meantime, you can check out our preview article.